Folsom Weekly Update

November 14-22

Message from Dr. Mazzoni


Dear Folsom Team,


Stokes Trip

I want to thank the Folsom staff that attended the Stokes trip last week. We appreciate you stepping away from your daily duties as a spouse, parent, teacher, and care-taker to support our 6th graders. The students had an absolute blast with their classmates and seemed to make new friendships along the way. The Folsom staff carried themselves in a professional manner throughout while also showing their fun side; especially on the dance floor!


Faculty Meeting

We are preparing for our monthly staff meeting next Wednesday. The agenda consists of an I&RS update by Mrs. LoSasso and Mrs. Storey. Next, Mrs. Petersen will share out awesome resources for Tier I, II, and III strategies. Lastly, Colonial Life Disability Insurance will take a few minutes to share out their current offerings with district staff.


Lip Sync Battle Contest

Reminder that the Lip Sync Battle is around the corner. There is only one show; starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, November 22nd. Please bring your families out to support our students and staff performances.


Engagement Announcement

Congratulations to Miss. Healey on her recent engagement to fiancé, Chris. We wish you and Chris only the best in the years to come!


Respectfully,


Matthew Mazzoni, Ed.D.



Go Falcons!

Weekly Events

November's Character Trait is.... THANKFUL!



14th

HWHO (Room 124) 3:30-4:30 pm

Lips Sync Rehearsal (gym) 3:30-5:00 pm


15th

5th Grade authors celebration. 5D 10:45-11:30 pm/5PM 12:45-1:30 pm

Minecraft (Tech room) 3:30-4:30 pm


18th

Catherine Simone (Math Coach) final schedule to follow in an email

Celebrating Mickey Mouse's Birthday in Pre-K!

HWHO (Room 126) 3:30-4:30 pm

Choir (grades 2-4) 3:30-4:30 pm

Art Club 3:30-4:15


19th

50's Day! Kindergarten and 1st grade will celebrate the 50th day of school.

HWHO (Room 117) 3:30-4:30 pm

Cheerleading 3:30-4:30 pm

Falcon Club (Room 102) 3:30-4:30 pm

Folsom Singers 3:30-4:30 pm


20th

Faculty Meeting 3:30 pm

Home & School Meeting (Library) 6:00 pm


21st

HWHO (Room 124) 3:30-4:30 pm

Band 3:30-4:30 pm

Lip Sync Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm


22nd

Falcon Friday- Staff and Students wear blue school t-shirt

Kindergarten Field Trip (DiDonato's)

Minecraft (Tech Room) 3:30-4:30 pm

Lip Sync Show (Gym) 6:30 pm

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Notes from the Office


Please remember when scheduling class trips or classroom events to email or provide a paper copy of date requested to Jen. The date will be checked on the calendar to avoid any scheduling conflicts.
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S.O.A.R. Breakfast will be held December 11th and 12th. Each homeroom will nominate 5 students. Please email names of students to Jen McConaghy by November 22nd.
Previous winners can be found by going to AllStaff>PBSIS>SOAR Award Nominees.


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We have updated students that ARE NOT to be photographed this school year. Please click on the link below to view those students.


No photo release

Curriculum

Catherine Simone (Math Coach) will be here Monday, November 18th.


Math workshop is really taking off in some classrooms. Here is a PDF explaining what “Math Talk” is and how it can be incorporated into the classroom instruction:

https://www.eduplace.com/math/mthexp13/gk/mathtalk/mathtalk_gk.pdf


How do we make interdisciplinary connections through teaching? Here are 10 examples to add to your teaching toolkit!

https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/interdisciplinary-teaching-activities-examples/


As teachers we are always striving to improve our instruction. How do we know we are asking the students the right questions? How many questions should we ask? What is the proper wait time? This article is a great resource with research based strategies to answer those types of questions:

https://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/issue/energy-and-the-polar-environment/questioning-techniques-research-based-strategies-for-teachers

Happy Birthday to you!!


November

2 Nicole Desordi

2 Anthony Parzanese Sr.

11 Patricia DiMaria

20 Tony Burton

22 Angel Sharp

24 Helen Rodenheiser